Galena Falls

Tahoe City, California 96145

Galena Falls

Galena Falls Professional Review and Guide

"A lovely stretch of the Tahoe Rim Trail traverses the base of Tamarack Peak to Galena Falls, a rocky spill at the head of a willowy valley sheltered by the pink slopes of Mount Rose.

Mount Rose is an obvious hiker’s target. It is among the highest ramparts of the Carson Range and, with its neighbor Slide Mountain, is an iconic element of the Lake Tahoe basin’s north rim. But tucked away near the base of the mountain climb is another, easier goal: Galena Falls, a whitewater cascade about 50 feet high."

Galena Falls Reviews

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This is a beautiful dog friendly high mountain trail with stunning views from the beginning. Easy with only 3 miles and 600 feet of gain, can be done as an early morning hike.

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Trail Information

Tahoe City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 to 4 hours
Summer, fall
US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; (530) 543-2600; Tahoe Rim Trail Association, 128 Market St., Suite 3E/PO Box 3267, Stateline, NV 89449; (775) 298-4485;
Local Contacts
USGS Homewood; USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018